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Brooke’s Wedding Dress Story

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Brooke’s Wedding Dress Story

by Brooke I bought my dress unexpectedly at David’s Bridal. It was my first time dress shopping and I had scheduled an appointment to try on dresses there just to get an idea of the styles I liked. I thought I was safe from falling in love with a dress that day because I never imagined myself in a David’s Bridal dress… Boy was I wrong. I tired on a dress and loved the elegant simplicity. It was classic. After initially leaving the store without the dress, I ended up returning that night to purchase it. This dress has...

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Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Is your wedding gown strapless or have thin spaghetti straps? If so, you’re in luck– during the month of February you can enjoy $30 off your wedding gown cleaning and/or preservation with coupon code “Strapless30off” on a strapless (or almost strapless) dress! You can choose wedding gown cleaning, cleaning and preservation, or restoration of an aged, vintage wedding gown. Choose any of our services and save $30 on your cute strapless gown! How to Order and Use Wedding Gown Preservation Discount Get your quote for your...

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How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings | 0 comments

How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

If you take the time to dig around in your local thrift store or your grandmother’s closet you’ll inevitably find some great vintage pieces. And while clothing goes in and out of style all the time, vintage is always in style. Dressing “vintage” is a catch-all way to say you didn’t just hit up the mall yesterday for today’s outfit — you’re brave enough to experiment with old clothing styles to create one of your own. While some people pull off the vintage look seamlessly, it can be intimidating...

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107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

We loved learning about the unique history of Cathy L.’s dress as we restored it for her. We hope bringing the dress itself back to life brings its history back with it. Thanks, Cathy! Viola May Howard wore this dress on her wedding day to Joseph Des Lauriers in the year 1910. Viola’s dress during restoration Viola’s daughter Rosa wore the same dress on her wedding day to Thomas Logan in June 1944. The dress was restored to the same condition it was in the first time it was worn — in 1910! Viola’s...

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Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

We are thrilled to announce two great awards for Heritage Garment Preservation wedding dress preservation services for 2017. It is an honor to receive both of these awards and we are so grateful to our fabulous customers who made the awards possible. Our customer reviews allowed us to be considered for the awards. Best of Weddings 2017 is awarded from TheKnot.com. This is the second year we were awarded the Best of Weddings from theknot.com. We also received the award in 2016. The Couples Choice Award is from Weddingwire.com This is the third...

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Beautiful Gown, Beautiful Cause

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Beautiful Gown, Beautiful Cause

by Sarah S.   I wore my dress on September 6, 2015 at our outdoor wedding in upper Michigan. I bought my gown in NYC at The Bridal Garden which is a non-profit organization that donates proceeds to education for disadvantaged kids in NY. They often receive donated gowns from designer sample sales and I was lucky to find this Pronovias gown for my big day. I was with my friend, Jessica, on our annual trip there and flew it back on the plane with me (we lived in Orlando at the time). Thanks so much for sharing this with us,...

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A Twenty for Your Thoughts

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 2 comments

A Twenty for Your Thoughts

We would love to know a few things about your wedding gown and your cleaning needs so we’ve created a survey with a little incentive to coax it out of you. We’re offering $20 off any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation of $299 or more just for answering five easy questions. Survey Questions The questions we are asking in this survey are: When was your gown worn? What services do you want for your gown? What criteria is most important for selecting a cleaner? Are you willing to use a “wholesale...

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Finding the Perfect Dress – Twice

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Finding the Perfect Dress – Twice

Wedding Dress Story By Christina D. Every little girl always dreams of the day she gets married and by the time that day comes – the details of that special day are already a vision that just needs to be brought to life.  My story is no different.  I always dreamed of a sparkly ruffled dress with a picture perfect background with flowers that compliment perfectly. The day I met my now husband, I knew he was the one.  Four months later he proposed at the Luke Bryan concert during our song, Play it Again.  We wasted no time in...

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How to: Stress-free holiday!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in General, Newlywed Tips | 0 comments

How to: Stress-free holiday!

It’s supposed to be the best time of the year… but sometimes it ends up being the most stressful! Consider these 5 tips for making your holidays less stressful.   Separate needs from wants. Do you need to bake pies for all 10 houses in your neighborhood by Christmas Eve?  Be able to tell the difference between what you’d like to do and what you have to do. The holiday should be just that — a holiday! Make your own traditions. While it was fun to act out The Nativity every year with a full set and...

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Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 1 comment

Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

It’s so rewarding to see already-beautiful gowns transform during our cleaning and preservation products. These gowns obviously have special memories to go with them if the owners are taking the time to clean and preserve them for future generations to keep or wear again. Before Wedding Dress Restoration This white satin wedding dress with lace and pearl embellishments was in surprisingly good condition considering its age– however the mildly dirty hemline and yellow spots on the front kept it from truly shining the way it used...

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